firstly soak 1 cup of chickpea with enough water for overnight.
next day, drain off the water and transfer to a bowl or food processor.
also add in ½ onion, fistful coriander leaves, 2 cloves garlic, ½ tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp pepper, crushed, 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt to taste.
additionally, add in 2 tbsp maida.
blend coarsely in a food processor without adding any water.
add in baking soda and mix well.
now wet your hands and prepare small sized balls. if the dough is sticking to hands then add a tbsp more of maida and mix well.
deep fry the balls in hot oil.
also stir occasionally, keeping the flame on medium.
once the falafel turns golden brown, drain off on to the kitchen paper.
finally, serve falafel hot with hummus or sauce of your choice.